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The best Manchester responses to beans on Weetabix viral tweet

"We've bean looking into this after a number of complaints" tweeted GMP Manchester City Centre - while Wigan had its own serving suggestion

Breakfast cereal Weetabix got everyone talking this week thanks to a viral tweet involving an unusual serving suggestion.

“Why should bread have all the fun, when there’s Weetabix? Serving up @HeinzUK Beanz on bix for breakfast with a twist. #ItHasToBeHeinz #HaveYouHadYourWeetabix” they tweeted, with a photo.

The responses are a joy to behold, from big brands including Domino’s (“Us: Pineapple on pizza is the most controversial food ever. Weetabix: Hold my spoon”), Nando’s, Wagamama, KFC, and Tinder (“Trust us, this is not a match”).

Even the NHS got involved (“That tweet should come with a health warning”), along with vaccine makers Pfizer UK (“Haven’t our scientists worked hard enough, without having to come up with an antidote to this?”).

And Greater Manchester tweeters couldn’t wait to get involved.

The GMP Manchester City Centre account were quick off the mark to address the ‘crime’.

“We’ve bean looking into this after a number of complaints today,” they tweeted.

“Due to its serious nature, we’ve passed it over to our major incident team who deals with cereal killers!”

For the Royal Exchange Theatre, the combination was just too experimental.

“We love a bit of creative experimentation…. but this has got our head spinning!” they replied.

“We’ve heard of putting the milk in first, but this takes the biscuit,” said Kellogg’s, who have been operating in Manchester since 1938, when they opened their Trafford Park based factory – now Europe’s largest cereal factory.

“Keep up Kellogg’s, milk is sooo 2020,” replied Weetabix.

Bolton bakers Warburtons, meanwhile, quoted the tweet suggesting last year was bad enough without this.

It wasn’t a combination that appealed to fashion brand Pretty Little Thing, whose headquarters are in Manchester, either.

But Lily’s Vegetarian restaurant in Ashton thought they’d get in on the action, adding beans to their masala dhosas.

“It wasn’t half bad,” they said, with a laughing emoji.

Wigan Council, meanwhile, had a serving suggestion of their own.

“Dear @weetabix we appreciate your efforts but you’ve missed out one vital ingredient.

“As the hometown of @HeinzUK we’ve decided to help you out #yourewelcome #wigankebab” they tweeted.

And what was the response from Heinz, whose Heinz Beanz factory in Kitt Green, Wigan is Europe’s largest food processing plant?

Well, it was a perfect bit of romance just in time for Valentine’s Day.

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